|Digital Tipping Point: Hermann-Josef Pelgrim, Mayor of Schwaebisch Hall 05 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features Mayor Pelgrin saying that he feels his City has greater a slightly greater measure of sovereignty through using open source software, due to the greater range of choices that the City now has in terms of software applications, and what the City chooses to do with those applications...
Keywords: Hermann-Josef Pelgrim; Pelgrim, Hermann-Josef; Schwaebisch Hall; sovereignty and open source; overshot customers; good enough
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|Digital Tipping Point: Sam Hiser, Global Marketing Lead for OpenOffice.org (retired) 01 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features Sam Hiser, who is a former Global Marketing Lead for the OpenOffice.org office productivity suite that is competing with Microsoft Office. This interview takes place at the end of the day at Linux World Expo SF 2005, and Sam was JUST BEAT dead tired. As a result, at the beginning of the interview, Sam makes a few gaffs that will be wonderful out-takes...
Keywords: Sam Hiser; Hiser, Sam; Sam Hiser's personal history with OOo; OOo; OpenOffice.org; Lockdown, practical advantages in avoiding; Star Office differences from OpenOffice; business models for open source; forced upgrade cycles; schools and open source; small businesses and open source; sovereignty and open source; open source and sovereignty; cross-platform nature of open source applications; Sun Microsystems and OpenOffice; Openoffice.org and Sun Microsystems; out-takes
|Digital Tipping Point: where's Microsoft? - Christian|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features me, Christian Einfeldt, walking around Linux World Expo in August, 2005, looking for the Microsoft booth. Linux World is a big convention, and Microsoft usually had a booth there. I didn't find it that year. Why? Is it a trend? Was Linux World Expo less important to Microsoft? While looking for Microsoft, I bump into John Van Ostrand, the Technical Director fo...
Keywords: John Van Ostrand; Van Ostrand, John; Maddog Hall; Jon Maddog Hall; NetDirect.ca; Linux World and Microsoft; where's Microsoft; Microsoft performance deficiencies; March up market; cost of open source software; Linux, stability of; Linux outperforms Windows; cheaper; good enough; bux fixes, more rapid in open source; Microsoft as a US company; rebellion against Microsoft & the US; open source, international nature of; sovereignty and open source